10º South – delicious for your mouth!

WOW, if you haven’t been to 10º South in Atlanta, right off Roswell Road, you should make plans to do so ASAP.  It’s south African cuisine and so amazingly delicious. I had been to 10º South when I first moved here with a former friend on mine.  We sat at the bar and the “friend” proceeded to insult everyone in sight, so I was pretty much asked to remove her from the premises.  I was too embarrassed to go back for a while. I figured they wouldn’t remember me after all this time, and thankfully they did not.  I swear it wasn’t me who misbehaved!

They have a sister restaurant called Yebo in Phipps Plaza right across from Twist.  We ate there on New Years Eve day.  The food was amazing as well, and our server was great, but the management was far too busy printing up New Years Eve menus to notice that the kitchen was crashing.  The food was amazing so we’ll definitely return.

We started off with a glass of wine for each of us, I had the 2008 Spice Route Pinotage and Chad had something else but I forgot.  The pours are very generous so I was pleased.

2008 Spice Route Pinotage

2008 Spice Route Pinotage

For our appetizer we had the Peri Peri Chicken Spring Rolls which are marinated spicy chicken, served with Peri-Peri sauce.

Peri Peri Chicken Spring Rolls

Peri Peri Chicken Spring Rolls

For dinner I had the Filet “Au Poivre” which is an 8oz Angus filet mignon char-grilled, topped with a Madagascan creamy peppercorn sauce and was served with the potatoes and vegetables.  I LOVED this dish. I mean yeah it was steak, but it was cooked perfectly and the peppercorn sauce was delicious! There’s something to be said for a good piece of meat!

Filet Au Poivre

Filet Au Poivre

Chad had something called Sosaties which are skewered beef filets topped with a sweet apricot curry sauce, served on a bed of yellow and white basmati rice.  He liked his more than he liked mine.

Sosaties

Sosaties

For dessert we split Molten Chocolate Lava Cake. Often times I’m disappointed with Lava cakes, but this one was spot on!

Molten Chocolate Lava Cake

Molten Chocolate Lava Cake

Again, if you haven’t been to 10º South, you really should.  The menu is really interesting and everything is flavorful, the service is great and so is the atmosphere!

One thing to be aware of, is that there is smoking in the bar, and when you walk in, you can smell it, but it does go away.

Sunday Brunch at Cibo e Beve

Surprisingly enough, after our awesome meal at Cardamom Hill we were hungry Sunday morning and had brunch at Cibo e Beve. This was their second week at doing brunch, and had they not told me I would have never known that. We’ve been to Cibo e Beve before for dinner and ate at the bar where we were lucky enough to have Justin as our mixologist. The man is a genius when it comes to the perfect cocktail. I was in the mood for more of a breakfast style brunch so I didn’t enjoy a cocktail, was a bit to early for me and I didn’t want to end up sleeping on the couch all day.

Cibo e Beve

Cibo e Beve – Menu

As a starter we ordered the It’s The JAM! homemade breakfast bread, homemade jams. This was presented on a large board and had 4 slices of banana bread and biscuits. Also included were butter and two types of homed jam, one being peach and the other fig. Chad’s favorite was peach and mine was the fig. I had never had fig jam before and I loved it.

Cibo e Beve

Cibo e Beve – It’s the JAM!

For my main I had the Eggs Any Styletwo farm eggs any style, Nueske’s bacon, pan fried Tuscan potatoes, southern brioche toast. The eggs were perfectly scrambled, the bacon was delicious the potatoes were quite flavorful and were pan fried with some sweet onion and I was quite stuffed when we left.

Cibo e Beve

Cibo e Beve – Eggs any Style

Chad ordered the Smoked Brisket Tuscan Burger  – fresh ground brisket and brasstown beef served on a toasted brioche bun with mozzarella, Nueske’s bacon, lettuce and tomato, pan fried Tuscan potatoes. Chad was assuming that he wouldn’t finish the whole burger, but he did and he seemed to really like it as well. I never did ask for a bite, and I wish I had it sure looked good!

Cibo e Beve

Cibo e Beve – Smoked Brisket Tuscan Burger

I have to say that I thought that the coffee was excellent. Usually coffee is too weak for me as I drink it black, but theirs was plenty bold for me. So keep in mind that if you like weaker coffee then don’t try and drink this black. I thought it was perfect.

Cibo e Beve

Cibo e Beve – Great coffee

All in all I really enjoyed brunch at Cibo e Beve, and I think they did a great job considering it was only their second week doing brunch. Cheers!

On a very happy note, my nails are still going strong, no CHIPS! Day #9.